Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Political Scientist is $74,497
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Political Scientists?
An entry-level Political Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,531 based on 19 salaries. An early career Political Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,038 based on 22 salaries. An …Read more
What Do Political Scientists Do?
Political scientists should have a strong background in writing and statistics in order to construct reasonable arguments while carefully tracking all new developments on the political front. A master's degree or Ph.D. in political science, public administration, or a related field may be required for some positions.
Political scientists typically work full-time in an office setting, and some even work for universities and television studios. Some focus on writing while others prefer …Read more
- Perform, analyze and present research.
- Provide expertise and advice on policy and actions.
- Write papers, reports and opinions.